Andrea Bargnani: Leg Injury ‘Much Worse’ This Time

by January 26, 2012

The Toronto Raptors’ thrilling double-overtime win in Utah last night was dampened by news of Andrea Bargnani re-injuring his left leg. Per the Toronto Star: “The Raptors had played as gutsy a game as they have all year, holding off a rested team in a hostile environment to post a stirring 111-106 double-overtime victory over the Utah Jazz, but the spectre of an injured Andrea Bargnani cast at least a little pall over the night. Bargnani, who had been as dominant at times Wednesday as he had been in a brilliant return from injury on Tuesday, hobbled to the bench in the first overtime period, a forlorn look on his face and the left leg that had caused him to miss six games once again injured. ‘We’ll see what the severity of it is — or if it’s severe — evaluate it and go from there,’ coach Dwane Casey said of Bargnani’s injury. While that was a substantial blow — Bargnani said it was ‘much worse’ than the last time he hurt himself — nothing can be taken entirely away from the rousing performance the Raptors put on.”